Ludovic Tézier is acknowledged as one of the world's leading baritones of our days. Following his studies in Marseille and Paris, he celebrated his first successes in Lucerne, Toulouse and Lyon, from where his international career took off.
Since then, he has been established as guest at the world's leading opera stages, such as the Metropolitan Opera New York, the Vienna State Opera, the Opéra National de Paris, the Deutsche Oper Berlin, La Scala Milan, the Liceu Barcelona, the Teatro Real in Madrid, the Grand Théâtre de Genève, the Royal Opera House in London, the Bavarian State Opera Munich, as well as at the Salzburg Easter and Summer Festivals, the Festival of Aix-en-Provence, the Chorégies d'Orange and the Savonlinna Opera Festival.
Ludovic Tézier regularly collaborates with the internationally most renowned conductors, such as Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Myung-Whun Chung, Antonio Pappano, Riccardo Muti, Philippe Jordan, Gustavo Dudamel and Riccardo Chailly, just to name a few.
The French baritone gained reputation for his interpretation of the great Verdi roles such as Macbeth, Rigoletto, Simone Boccanegra, Renato (Un Bballo in maschera), Ford (Falstaff), Germont (La Traviata) Posa (Don Carlo) and Don Carlo di Varga (La Forza del destino), but his vast repertoire includes, among others, also the title roles of Hamlet and Eugene Onegin as well as Conte (Le Nozze di Figaro), Werther (baritone version), Yeletsky (Pique Dame), Wolfram (Tannhäuser), Scarpia (Tosca), Amfortas (Parsifal) and Athanaël (Thaïs).
Previous highlights are his role debut as Jago (Otello) at the Vienna State Opera as well as his appearances as Conte di Luna (Il trovatore) at the Teatro Real in Madrid, as Athanael (Thais) in Monte-Carlo and Paris and as Amonasro (Aida) and Germont (La Traviata) at the Opéra national de Paris. Further marks in the career of the versatile baritone include Marc-Antoine (Cléopâtre) at the Salzburg Festival and at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris, Alphonse XI (La Favorite) at the Bavarian State Opera, Escamillo (Carmen), Conte di Luna (Il Trovatore) in Paris, Enrico (Lucia di Lammermoor) in Munich, Paris, London and in concert at the Salzburg Festival, Sir Riccardo Forth (I Puritani) and Carlo Gérard (Andrea Chénier) at Opera Australia in Sydney, Don Carlo (Ernani) at Opéra de Monte-Carlo and Amonasro (Aida) in concert in Rome under the baton of Antonio Pappano, which has been recorded for Warner Classics.
Highlights of the 2022/ 23 season included his role debut in the title role of Hamlet (Ambroise Thomas), new productions of Aida and Il Trovatore in London and several appearances at the 100th Arena di Verona Opera Festival.
Ludovic Tézier is also a sought-after concert singer and performs with the world's leading orchestras. Together with the pianist Maria Prinz, he regular sings in recitals with a focus on French and German lieder.
The 2023/ 24 sees him in new productions of Rigoletto in Madrid and Tosca in Munich. He will also return to the Vienna State Opera (La Traviata, Tosca, Otello), the Paris Opera (La Traviata, Simon Boccanegra) as well as the Teatro di San Carlo in Naples and the Royal Opera House in London. Upcoming concert engagements include Carmina Burana at the Théâtre des Champ-Elysées in Paris and Brahms' Requiem at the Saint-Denis Festival.
Major recordings include AIDA (CD), released in 2015 by Warner Classics and Carmina Burana ("Live from the Forbidden City”) released on CD and DVD by Deutsche Grammophon in early 2019. Ludovic Tézier has been an exclusive artist with Sony Classical for several years. His first solo album of Verdi arias, released in February 2021, was highly acclaimed by the press. Together with tenor Jonas Kaufmann he recorded the album Insieme - Opera Duets, which has also been released by Sony Classical in October 2022.